Handmade Wristbands Helping Kids With Heart Problems

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Second graders are learning a lesson about citizenship by raising money for heart patients at Children's Mercy Hospital with their Heart Strings project.

"Gives me goosebumps when I think about how the children are giving and thinking of other kids rather than the 'I want, I want' especially during this holiday season," said JoRae Myers, second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in McPherson.

The students decided to donate the money to Children's Mercy Hospital because two of their peers have heart problems and one recently had yet another heart surgery.

"It actually puts those heart patients right into the classroom. We actually have that happening to us. It just makes it real," said Myers.

Sales of wristband and necklaces began on Dec. 7 and will continue until Dec. 17.

If you'd like to donate used t-shirts or money, contact Lincoln Elementary at (620) 241-9540.


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